Kaytranada has always been one of our favorite artists. We first fell in love with the Montreal based producer years ago for his work on downtempo, spacey, kick-your-feet-up-and-daydream beats. We then became even more enamored when he began experimenting with a mix of genres and creating a blend of hip-hop, jazz, and house music that fit together perfectly into a deliciously unique sound.
True Kaytranada fans know, however, that he also can get down and dirty with some surprisingly hard beats that are perfect for slapping in your car with the windows rolled down. We took it upon ourselves to dig for the ones that bang particularly hard, and rank them in order for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
10. Missy Elliot – Sock It 2 Me (Kaytranada Remix)
Perhaps one of Kaytra’s most popular tracks. Try and not bob your head when those horns fully come in.
9. Kaytranada – Club Bang
Houston’s “chopped & screwed” scene has such an intoxicating appeal to it, that even Kaytranada couldn’t help but dip his toes into the sound. We’re glad he did, because the two go together effortlessly.
8. Kaytranada – Drive Me Crazy (ft. Vic Mensa)
One of the first singles that was released off Kaytranada’s immaculate 99.9% album. Vic and Kaytranada have undeniable chemistry and have a couple of tracks together, but “Drive Me Crazy” knocks the hardest for sure.
7. Big Dope P – Southside Anthem (Kaytranada Remix)
If you need a track to test out your stereo’s sub bass capabilities, Kaytra’s remix of “Southside Anthem” is a go to. This joint slaps so hard you might even have to turn the bass down…
6. Danny Brown – Lie4 (Kaytranada Remix)
What happens when you take one of the most aggressive sounding rappers in hip-hop and mix that with the one of the smoothest producers in electronic music? A masterpiece, that’s what.
5. Kaytranada – Holy Hole Inna Donut
This tune has a music video that’s as confusing as its title, but all of that is forgotten as soon as that bass kicks in. This track fit in perfectly with the trap craze that was going on in 2013. Almost sounds like a collaboration with TNGHT.
4. Kaytranada – Glowed Up (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Easily the hardest hitting track off of 99.9%, and perhaps Kaytray’s hottest hip-hop collaboration. This song has probably never been skipped, ever. Few songs can uplift your mood and slap this hard at the same time.
3. Kaytranada – Hilarity Duff
Once Kaytranada had developed a nearly perfect sounding 808, there’s absolutely no need to change it. His design of one of the most important sounds in music is remarkably fat, and can’t be confused with anyone else’s. “Hilarity Duff” not only bangs as hard as any other Kaytranada tune, but also features some pretty gorgeous synth work as well.
2. Kaytranada & Sango – Down4U
One of Kaytranada’s earliest bangers. Him and Sango have a lot of similarities when it comes to production, but the two reach a whole new level when they work together.
1. Kaytranada – Killa Cats
This track is as skeletal as it gets. Sometimes, though, all you need is some drums, a couple synths, and some bending 808s to really get the crowd going.